Thanks to all involved in making such a great game

A complete overhaul and re-development of Gary Grigsby's War in the East, with a focus on improvements to historical accuracy, realism, user interface and AI.

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Thanks to all involved in making such a great game

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It's not often that I've felt like thanking a game developer, a rarer still for me to be inspired to actually express it, but I am so grateful to everyone who has been involved in producing and fine tuning such a brilliant and intricate game. My review as follows:

The 'basic' game is wonderful, and you can get to grips with it pretty quickly (I recommend the youtube videos out there, I used First Contact Gamer's replays which were fun to watch although I suggest you speed forward through bits of them). The AI is very competent and the game system intuitive. I was a hesitant in purchasing the game, put off by the high price and rivet counting reputation of the series. These were misapprehensions. While there is no 3D rendering (thankfully), this is a very playable divisional WW2 game and worth every penny. At every turn you are faced with a series of decisions, judging by the application your wargaming and historical knowledge, the pro's and con's of each one. As you delve into the game, the designers keep giving and giving - options for this, details on that etc etc. This really adds to the enjoyment and replay-ability of the game. Just amazing, this takes it beyond just a game and feels more like a WW2 strategic simulator with a great tactical overlay. For example, finally you begin to see the strategic importance of Stalingrad and yet realise that the Germans paid a far too great a price in trying to seize it. This game is a work of art and I just love it!
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Great game. Takes some time to understand the basics but it is worth it!
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Agreed, great effort resulting in a great game
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The definitive, turn/hex based WW2 strategy game of all time. I know that sounds like hyperbole, but I'm 56 and started playing SSI games on a C64 and this is the best I've ever seen. Now, despite what's been said in the past, I can only hope that a War in the Pacific 2 will be forthcoming one day and/or War in Europe or simply World War 2 covering all theatres! For now, I'm just going to enjoy this game (while I continue to play WITP:AE).
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I hope that there is a War in the Pacific 2 someday also as it is a definite must have.
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Yes this is a great game. And with each patch it gets even better.

Definitely the best game I have ever played.

WITPAE is also very good. Not so great for solo play though. I played PBEM for several years and really enjoyed it. But WITE2 is far superior for solo play. The AI is pretty good.

Also the forum here is very helpful and friendly. A special shout out to Loki for his insightful, helpful and respectful posts.
Unfortunately the WITPAE forum is marred by one individual who has good knowledge of the game but seems to enjoy ridiculing and making spiteful comments to newcomers who come to the forum seeking assistance.

So yes many thanks to the developers of this wonderful game [&o][&o][&o][&o]
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